Having the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. Having authority over people comes with big responsibility. Authority can be used in many ways. You can abuse authority or use it in the way that is fair. Football coaches have authority over their players and they help them by pushing them and practicing things that they may struggle with. Coaches can abuse their authority also by pushing their athletes too far and not giving them a break or not building a relationship with them. Coaches can also use their authority in the right way like pushing their athletes far enough where they are getting better and improving and also building good relationships with his athletes. There are other ways authority is used in the sport of football. The quarterback has authority over the whole team. He calls the plays and he needs to make sure every player knows what’s going on and he needs to make sure he reads the play right in order to make the play work. When you have authority it comes with responsibility. Since the quarterback on a football team has authority over other players he needs to make sure that everyone is aware of what is going on and that the play works the way it was suppose to.